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Internal Medicine Alert (Vol. 39, No. 3) - February 15, 2017

Specialty: Critical Care Format: Text 
Course #: 14021  Price: $42.00  
Release date: 2017-02-08  Valid through: 2020-02-28  
Publication: This activity appeared in Internal Medicine Alert, published on 2017-02-15. 
Review date: 2017-02-08 
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Release date: February 2017

Valid through: February 2020

Target Audience

This CME activity is intended for the internist/family physician.


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  • ECG Review: Should This Patient Be Cardioverted?


  • Describe new findings in differential diagnosis and treatment of various diseases;
  • Describe the advantages, disadvantages, and controversies surrounding the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease;
  • Identify cost-effective treatment regimens;
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of new disease screening procedures.

Credit Available


  • Maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 2.0 AOA Category 2-B credits
  • 1.0 AAFP Credit
  • 2.0 ABIM MOC Credits


This activity is sponsored by AHC Media.

Accreditation Statement

AHC Media is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation


AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Osteopathic Association has approved this continuing education activity for up to 2.0 AOA Category 2-B credits.

This Enduring Material activity, Internal Medicine Alert, has been reviewed and is acceptable for credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of approval begins Jan. 1, 2017. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Approved for 1 AAFP Prescribed credit.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Faculty Listing


Stephen A. Brunton, MD

Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy Practice

College of Pharmacy

Roseman University of Health Sciences

Salt Lake City 



James Chan, PharmD, PhD

Pharmacy Quality and Outcomes Manager

Kaiser Permanente

Oakland, CA


William T. Elliott, MD, FACP

Chair, Formulary Committee

Northern California Kaiser Permanente

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco


Ken Grauer, MD

Professor Emeritus in Family Medicine

College of Medicine

University of Florida


Louis Kuritzky, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

University of Florida


Martin Lipsky, MD

Chancellor, South Jordan Campus
Roseman University of Health Sciences
South Jordan, UT


Cara Pellegrini, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Cardiology Division, Electrophysiology Section
San Francisco VA Medical Center


Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH

Vice President, Primary Care
Eisenhower Medical Center
Clinical Professor, Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California



Gerald Roberts, MD

Senior Attending Physician
Long Island Jewish Medical Center NS/LIJ Health Care System

New Hyde Park, NY


Financial Disclosure

Internal Medicine Alert’s Physician Editor Stephen Brunton, MD, is a retained consultant for Abbott Diabetes, Actavis, AstraZeneca, Becton Dickinson, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cempra, Allergan, Janssen, Lilly, Novo Nordisk, and Teva; he serves on the speakers bureau of

AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Janssen, Lilly, Novo Nordisk, and Teva. Contributing Editor Louis Kuritzky, MD, is a retained consultant for and on the speakers bureau of Allergan, Daiichi Sankyo, Lilly, and Lundbeck. Peer Reviewer Gerald Roberts, MD, Executive Editor Leslie Coplin, and Assistant Editor Jonathan Springston report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.


Drs. Elliott, Chan, Lipsky, Scherger, and Pellegrini report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.


Dr. Grauer is the sole proprietor of KG-EKG Press, and publisher of an ECG pocket brain book.


Copyright 2017, AHC Media. All rights reserved.


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